Blog

DUTERIMBERE ONG in partnership with Oxfa

DUTERIMBERE ONG in partnership with Oxfam supports her project beneficiaries to participate in Muhanga District open day event where farmers exhibit their horticulture produces and are linked with markets. This event is also an opportunity for showcasing the project’s successful models to other stakeholders in the same sector. This initiative is under climate resilience and food security for women economic empowerment.

Solar Plastic driers formerly used by Merciana enterprise to dry pineapples

Merciana UWAMWEZI is a woman entrepreneur who owns a company (Natural fruits drier) in Nyagatare District that DUTERIMBERE ONG is proud to have support from the grassroots and is progressing well. This woman entrepreneur started with the project of pineapple multiplication and gradually started pineapple farming way back in 2012. The project, under funding from Oxfam and implemented by Duterimbere ONG supported this woman to start pineapple drying using solar energy (Plastic driers). The journey has today seen this courageous entrepreneurial woman get a bigger drier that uses Gas to continue her business of pineapple drying and as well producing pineapple juice and wine.

DUTERIMBERE ONG supports farmers in establishment of Demonstration farms.

Duterimbere ONG in partnership with Oxfam support farmer cooperatives in establishing demonstration farms of fruits and vegetables. The main objective of this activity is to produce quality and quantity of the vegetables and fruits as well as being a learning point/field for the rest of the farmers. The farms are established and farmers are given advisory extension services throughout the engagement in order to be used at their full potential. Each model farm at least has a 2 ha fruit/vegetable garden well maintained with all required inputs (organic manure,

OXFAM IRELAND BOARD OF TRUSTEES VISIT TO DUTERIMBERE ONG

DUTERIMBERE ONG was honored to host Oxfam Ireland Board of Trustees on 19th June 2017 at our offices and thereafter on 20th June 2017, the guests were led to the field in Muhanga, Rulindo and Gakenke District to meet beneficiaries and Local Government authorities in the respective Districts.

It was all exciting to interact with the beneficiaries and see what they have achieved in the name of improved livelihoods. The testimonies from individual members and the other actors in the horticulture value chain was so impressive. The recommendations from the Guest team to both beneficiaries and the Partner were much appreciated.

Role of Project Community facilitators

Project community facilitators have played a great role in engaging women to fully participate in Income generating activities especially through production and sell of Horticulture planting materials. These Volunteers organize and give basic trainings to beneficiaries and work hand in hand with local authorities to deliver the project objectives. The community facilitators obtain full knowledge of the project through the Training of Trainees (TOT) that is conducted prior to activity implementations and by competent facilitators.

The communities have confidence in the volunteers and the project staff monitors them from time to time for support and identifications of any gaps for immediate checks.